Bangor University Fine Art

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Bangor University Fine Art

The Fine Art programme has developed to become a significant platform for creative learning across the North Wales region.

With the open studies programme students can take any number of specialist and introductory modules, or the Preparation course that leads to the BA Honours Fine Art degree and postgraduate study on the MA Fine Art.

The ethos of the programme is to encourage exploration and enquiry through studio practice. Making, discussing and thinking about art are at the cornerstones of the programme.


The tutor team numbers over 18 professional practitioners bringing a wide range of specialist knowledge, approach and experience to the learning environment. We have dedicated core studios in Bangor, including a printmaking room, the Drawing Studio in Caernarfon and we utilise community venues for courses to BA level enabling teaching from Ruthin to Holyhead, Penrhyn Bay to Porthmadog.

The programme is highly innovative in community based learning and secured a commendation for innovation from the Universities Association of Lifelong Leaning in 2009.

Collaborations are a strong feature of our programme with annual Diploma and Degree Shows at Ucheldre Arts Centre and Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery. We have an annual three week project with MOSTYN and students are active with many projects throughout the region including Helfa Gelf.

In addition to the main tutor team that includes practitioners of national and international standing, we maintain an excellent programme of visitors that have included Charles Hewlings, Shani Rhys James, Lois Williams, Stephen West, Sue Hunt and Steffan Jones Hughes amongst many others.

The Tutor Team is also involved in the AIL-WNEUD / AIL-DDYFEISIO RE-TAKE/RE-INVENT group exhibition project.

Student work

Student work and projects by module can be seen here:

  • BA Fine Art
  • MA Fine Art

and special projects and exhibitions are featured on the news page.

Core courses

Our Core courses are the Fine Art Preparation, BA Honours Fine Art and MA Fine Art.

Details of these can be found at Lifelong Learning and Postgraduate Study.

Our Open Studies portfolio changes every semester and current modules can be found listed at Lifelong Learning.


Fine Art Programme
Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG

Phone: 01248 382475